This past month's ice storm was the first one I'd experienced first-hand; while I remember the 1998 ice storm, it confined its punishment to Eastern Ontario and Quebec while I was living up in Barrie. What this one showed me is that ice storms can change the environment in ways that seem almost unreal even when you see it for yourself. To find the branch of a tree contained entirely in a sleeve of ice that follows its contours, as if the air itself froze, is a hell of a thing.
The property damage, like the fence in the background knocked down by a fallen tree limb, is also a hell of a thing--but in a different way entirely.
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